Workshop with Margaret Salmon: Family and Friends

Part of Aberdeen Programme

9 March 2019

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Margaret Salmon, Peggy, 2003. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Margaret Salmon will present a workshop and talk outlining a set of techniques and approaches to personal, intimate portraiture of the people one knows well and loves.

Screening Margaret Tait’s Portrait of Ga (1952) alongside Margaret Salmon’s Peggy (2003) the films and talk will highlight familial dynamics, expressive film techniques and a realism born from embedded, loving observation as expressed through a subjective camera and sound. The 16mm film camera, montage and sound will feature as topics of discussion.

About the artist

Margaret Salmon

Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at institutions including Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2015); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (2011); Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2007); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007) and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2006). Her work has been featured in film festivals and major international survey exhibitions, including the Berlin Biennale (2010) and Venice Biennale (2007). Salmon won the inaugural MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2006.

Part of Aberdeen Programme

The LUX Scotland Aberdeen Programme aims to support early career Aberdeen-based artists and curators. The programme has run from since 2018 and has included job opportunities, workshops, screenings and online commissions. The programme was led by Project Manager Rachel Grant between 2021–24.

Supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding, this continues our previous work to support, develop and promote artists’ moving image practices across Scotland, and builds on our work in the Aberdeen area, which began in 2018.

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